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This article assesses the quality and apparent use of regulatory analysis for economically significant regulations proposed by federal agencies in 2008. A nine-member research team used a six-point (0-5) scale to evaluate regulatory analyses according to criteria drawn from Executive Order 12866 and Office of Management and Budget Circular A-4. Principal(More)
This study investigates the effects of the Commonwealth of Virginia's ban on direct wine shipments from out-of-state sellers on wine prices and variety available to consumers in the greater McLean, Virginia area. Our results indicate that Virginia's direct shipment ban reduces the varieties of wine available to consumers and prevents consumers from(More)
State regulations affect various aspects of the contractual relationships between alcohol producers, distributors, and retailers. State laws governing the beer industry mandate that brewers grant wholesalers exclusive territories, prohibit exclusive dealing contracts between brewers and wholesalers, and restrict brewers' ability to terminate wholesalers.(More)
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